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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 5711/1A-010
    Model Name: Nautilus
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 324 S C, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Patek Philippe bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped King’s Sign Watch Co., LTD dated 9th July 2018, product literature, instruction manual, hangtag, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    When a watch is designed to ultimate perfection by a dedicated guru of case design and aesthetics, it can be considered as a jackpot for a watch manufacturer, such as the case with Patek Philippe’s reference 5711. The harmoniously balanced though a simple yet sophisticatedly crafted three-piece case taking inspiration from the portholes of a ship, strikes as one of the most successful models since its initial launch in the 1970’s.

    Molded and shaped by the infamous Gerald Genta in 1976, the Nautilus was born. What was at the time the most expensive stainless steel wristwatch on the market, is now a true icon of horology and one of the most sought after watches in the world today. Originally born as the reference 3700, the Nautilus did not change much of its aesthetics over the years, however refined. When the stainless steel reference 3700 was discontinued in the 1980’s, it was replaced by the reference 3800 in a smaller size measuring 37.5mm, whilst the earlier featured at 40mm case. Replacing the 3800 was the reference 3710, a complicated Nautilus featuring a power reserve indicator. The reference 5711 was a true tribute to its original forefather, featuring a clean ribbed greyish blue dial with a date window on the 3 O’clock position and sweep center seconds.

    The present example is preserved in excellent overall condition and is further blessed by the original certificate of origin and complete of all of its accessories. Attractive and highly sought after by collectors, the present example demands a long waiting list at boutiques and is incredibly hard to obtain. This is a fantastic opportunity for collectors in queue to acquire the elusive timepiece at an instance.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5711/1A-010
A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds, date, bracelet, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2018
42.5mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp

HK$160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$525,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019